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'05 CA OL Kevin Bemoll (California signee)

Discussion in 'College Football' started by Buckskin86, May 29, 2004.

  1. osugrad21

    osugrad21 Capo Regime Staff Member

    <table border="0" cellpadding="5" cellspacing="1" width="100%"> <tbody><tr bgcolor="#cccccc"><td align="left" nowrap="nowrap" valign="top" width="20%">gengola
    Freshman
    Posts: 33
    (1/11/05 2:56:35 pm)
    Reply </td> <td class="m" align="left" valign="top">[​IMG] The latest on Bemoll... <hr size="1"> from Greg Biggins at studentsports.com (Rivals- west coast recruiting expert)...

    Since last week when we reported that we felt UCLA made a mistake in not taking a commitment from Kevin Bemoll, I've had several emails asking different questions about the situation. Rather than answer all of them, I figured it would be easier to post it here.

    First off, there is some perception that Ohio State dropped Bemoll rather than the other way around. I'm not sure where this came from but it's not accurate. I just talked to MV coach Bob Johnson yesterday who said Buckeye coach Jim Tressell is still calling him trying to see if there is any way they can get Bemoll back in the fold.

    Secondly, there is the perception that UCLA chose Brown over Bemoll. Bemoll was offered by UCLA way back in the summer. In fact, in the same week, UCLA offered three MV linemen, Bemoll, Reed and Williams.

    The fact that he had an offer from way back in the summer is the reason he felt he could commit in the first place. I say this because a few of the emails I received have been saying something to the effect of, 'UCLA offered Brown not Bemoll, therefore Brown must be a better player.'

    I'm not going to argue again who I feel is the better player, not worth rehashing that, but to say Bemoll never had a UCLA offer would be wrong. They actually offered him months before offering Brown but chose not take Bemolls commitment because they want to bring in another tackle rather than a guard.

    Lastly, yes, I've gotten a lot of emails on this, another question has been, 'how good can Bemoll really be since no one else is really is recruiting him.' Kevin wants to stay close to home and that's why you don't hear more schools mentioned. Several schools including ND, Florida, Penn State and Tennessee have all contacted the school about Bemoll but were told Kevin wants to stay local and that's why Cal and Oregon are the only two you hear mentioned right now.

    Hope this clears up a few questions that have been going around out there.

    To talk West Coast football recruiting, check out the PacWestFootball message board at StudentSports.com </td></tr></tbody> </table>
     
  2. devily_buck

    devily_buck Wisconsin's Finest

    Keep in mind that the distance from Mission Viejo to Eugene Oregon is over 900 miles... which is roughly the same distance between Columbus and Florida. When was the last time you've heard a recruit from Jacksonville say that he plans to play at Ohio State so he can play for a "local" program?
     
  3. methomps

    methomps an imbecility, a stupidity without name

    That locker room makes things seem closer. Bemoll always struck me as odd, especially after he said Sanchez was down to OSU and Texas.
     
  4. bobcat84

    bobcat84 Rookie

    A little credence to Methomp's comment about Bemoll being a little "odd"...in the latest Rivals interview he is now interested in ND... Oregon Rivals on Kevin Bemoll (1/13/05)

    I tended to think the reason for his de-commit was distance...now I just think this kid is either very confused or something closer to Methomp's comment...

    I would pass on him now (if he flip-flopped). Looking like an above average Ohio OL class for '06.
     
    Last edited by a moderator: Jan 14, 2005
  5. NavyBuck

    NavyBuck Beer Guzzling Buckeye Fan

    Originally, I thought Bemoll defined distance by time zones, so anything "vertical" was close. :biggrin: Going to ND would blow that theory, though.
     
  6. JCOSU86

    JCOSU86 Go Bucks! Staff Member

    Add to it the fact that Berkeley (Cal) is over 400 miles from Mission Viejo. As a point of reference, scUM is 200 miles from Columbus. He is one confused dude.
     
  7. tsteele316

    tsteele316 Mr. Such and Such

    unless this kid goes to Cal, I have to seriously question what he is saying.


    perhaps he just doesnt want to leave the left coast.
     
  8. OSUBasketballJunkie

    OSUBasketballJunkie Never Forget 31-0

    The recruiting process is a very difficult one for some kids, its obviously a hard decision, but when he says local, I have to believe he means the west coast.

    I wouldn't pass on the kid because he has flip flopped, that happens every year, sometimes a kid has a hard time telling a great coach no.

    Wherever he ends up, I am sure he will be successful.
     
  9. Buckeye1

    Buckeye1 Senior

    Well said 44820...sometimes we try to analyze the situation too much without ever being in their young shoes.
     
  10. TexasBuck

    TexasBuck Fables of the Urban Reconstruction

    Per CollegeSports.com:

    Top 150 offensive lineman Kevin Bemoll of Mission Viejo, Cal., who recently decommitted from Ohio State, has chosen California</B> over Oregon.
     
  11. BGriffBuckeye

    BGriffBuckeye Haaaang on Sloopy, Sloopy Hang on!! O.. H.. I.. O.

    Yeah, I saw that one Rivals as well.
     
  12. Swimmer

    Swimmer Please take my free art test

    On the bright side, at least he'll be playing against USC for 4 years. Maybe he can give the condoms some headaches.
     
  13. Holy Buckeye!

    Holy Buckeye! Next Victim Egg Hoke!

    Kevin good luck to you up at Cal. Work hard, study, and have a ball.

    HB
     
  14. Good luck to Kevin. Hopefully he and his team will do well and challenge USC every season. Best of luck.
     
  15. BB73

    BB73 Loves Buckeye History Staff Member Bookie '16 & '17 Upset Contest Winner

    Best of luck, Kevin. Here's hoping you have a fine college career.
     

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